Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Calling All Chocolate & Bacon Lovers!

While shopping this past weekend at Whole Foods Binderclips and I encountered something interesting....

A chocolate bar with bacon in it!!!! 

Sadly, the bear did not receive any of the chocolate (that's why he looks so sad). Hey, we don't know if bears are like dogs and can't have chocolate. We figured we would rather be safe than sorry. ;)
It's made by Vosges and has applewood smoked bacon bits in it. They sell both a dark chocolate and a milk chocolate version.

I chose the dark chocolate and Binderclips selected the milk chocolate bar to try. We decided to get the .5 oz. sizes, just in case we didn't like them. Plus, the .5 oz. costs $2.50, while the 3 oz. costs $7.50.

Here's my review of the Mo's Dark Bacon Bar:
It was definitely rich dark chocolate that wasn't too bitter, very good. Since it's a smaller .5 oz size bar it's a little brittle, so I would recommend not wearing light clothes when doing your tasting (unlike me). The bacon pieces were small and softer than I expected. I like my bacon crunchy, however I'm not sure how crunchy bacon could be accomplished in a chocolate bar, honestly. Overall, it was ok. I think I would try some of the other options they have because the chocolate itself was good, however the dark chocolate bacon bar was nothing to write home about in my opinion. 

Here's Binderclips review of the Mo's Bacon Bar:
Milk chocolate = good
bacon bits = ok
Would have rather had chocolate covered bacon

Some of the other exotic options they have are the following (they come in Gift Flights as listed below):

Gift Flight A includes:

1 Red Fire, 1 Black Pearl, 1 Gianduja & 1 Naga

Naga: sweet Indian curry + coconut + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

Gianduja: almonds + caramelized hazelnut paste + deep milk chocolate

Black Pearl: ginger + wasabi + black sesame seeds + dark chocolate, 55% cacao

Red Fire: Mexican ancho & chipotle chillies + Ceylon cinnamon + dark chocolate, 55% cacao

Gift Flight B includes:

1 Creole, 1 Oaxaca, 1 Barcelona & 1 Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo: roasted & salted macadamia nuts + Indonesian coconut + hemp seeds + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

Oaxaca: guajillo & pasilla chillies + Tanzanian bittersweet chocolate, 75% cacao

Creole: New Orleans style chicory coffee + cocoa nibs + Sao Thome bittersweet chocolate, 70% cacao

Barcelona: hickory smoked almonds + grey sea salt + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

Gift Flight C includes:

1 Goji, 1 Matcha, 1 Mo's Bacon & 1 Calindia

Calindia: Indian green cardamom + organic California walnuts + dried plums + Venezuelan dark chocolate, 65% cacao

Goji: goji berries + pink Himalayan salt + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

Matcha: Japanese matcha green tea + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

Mo's Bacon: applewood smoked bacon + Alder wood smoked salt + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao

I'm not sure if Whole Foods has all of these, however I'm thinking I might be up for trying some of them. Namely, the Woolloomooloo (say that 5 times real fast), Barcelona, Goji, and Matcha. Any of you tried any of these? If so, I would love to hear how they are.

Also, they do have truffles as well as many other yummy treats. Let me know if you've tried any of them.

Later gators!


  1. I've had the bacon one, but not the others. If you can't find them at Whole Foods, the Better Cheddar carries some of them, I think! Also the European food stores on Massachusetts street in Lawrence have them.

    That bear is really cute, but I think he looks more like Toto!

  2. We actually just tried the milk chocolate w/ bacon! I agree with the above comments on it. I though it could be more bacon-y. We have made out own choco covered bacon and it was much better. (the key is to cook the pig extra crispy!) But the chocolate was very good. Nice and creamy.

  3. Wow. It's like marrying a guy (bacon) and a girl(chocolate). But, I don't think I'd like 'em together.

    Could this be why my marriage didn't survive??

  4. TB - I'll check Better Cheddar out if Whole Foods is a no go.Thanks for the info!!

    Christina- So glad you agree. Why does it not surprise me that you made your own choco covered bacon?! You guys were always great in the kitchen!

    Kathryn - I guess it is like a guy marrying a girl! Yeah, I don't think I would have it again. Also, my friend just tried bacon flavored ice cream. Talk about gross! Ick!

  5. These chocolate concoctions sound like an Iron Chef America challenge. Good grief!